Bollywood Movie Gundy Review


Gundy” is a reversion to the cinema of the 70’s and 80’s when the wronged hero was still virtuous; the heroine was seductive, but still coy; and the system was something you had to fight against to get what was rightfully yours. Director Zafar gives us a more urbanized version of those films. Bikram (Ranveer Singh) and Bala (Arjun Kapoor) are friends who break away from Dhaka in the aftermath of the 1971 Bangladesh war and find themselves orphaned and homeless in Kolkata. They quickly see there is money to be made in a wagon-breaking — robbing coal from trains and selling it at subsidized prices in the market. They grow up; develop rippling muscles; run across sooty coal fields in slow motion; and are dressed in snowy. They also graduate from being small-time robbers to philanthropic gangsters who operate schools and orphanages, which are funded by their color Dhanda (the illegal business). But Zafar doesn’t devote too much time to specifics. He establishes that Bikram and Bala are into illegal actions; are wanted by the police (specifically by Irrfan Khan, playing police officer Satyajeet Sarkar); and that their friendship hits a roadblock when they both fall for cabaret dancer Nandita (Priyanka Chopra). The rest of the movie plays out predictably, but at a glacial pace. Instead of upping the ante, Zafar wastes time in song sequences and delays the inevitable end. The film re-makes the angst most Bollywood films of the time depicted, but that angst is now airbrushed and polished to such a degree that it doesn’t ring true. When Ranveer Singh’s character — with his glossy hair, shaved chest and perfectly sculpted muscles — rants to Chopra about how the system has failed, it seems fake. Chopra, who doesn’t experience a hair out of place while taking a bullet or getting kidnapped, also overdoes the coy act. Neither of the lead actors can muster up the acting chops required for the role — their anger and sense of victory at having beaten the system is pressured. The film acts as a half-hearted attempt at re-creating cinema of the past, but the temptation to sanitize that raw anger is what spoils it for.

Chennai Express to steam back in Egypt

Chennai Express to steam back in Egypt

Men, women and college students applauded Khan’s comic timings and laughed when he punched the bad guys, clearly indicating that the film’s Hindi language soundtrack is no barrier to the Egyptians. “I love Shah Rukh Khan.  I am so happy that I saw his picture show in Cairo,” said a cheerful Mohammed Hamid, who sells DVD films, as he emerged from Cairo’s Galaxy multiplex after watching the movie for the second time in as many days.  “Chennai Express” has introduced its second week in Egypt, screening in 10 cinema halls — eight in Cairo and two in Alexandria — after smashing box office records in India.  It is the beginning of a “pipeline” of Bollywood films to be screened with Arabic subtitles in Egypt, distributors say.

The film, which also stars popular Indian actress Deepika Padukone, has become Bollywood’s biggest box office gross, with earnings topping $30 million since its passing in August, Indian film weeklies say.  A typical Bollywood mix of action, romance and comedy, the film is told the story of a 40-year-old adult male who becomes embroiled in the dealings of a south Indian don when he rescues his runaway daughter from thugs aboard the Chennai Express train in southern India.

Khan himself is jubilant at the Egyptian reaction to his movie.  “A big thanks to everyone in Egypt… I am prepared to understand you guys made the film go thru the roof of the pyramids…!!!” The worker wrote on his Twitter account.  DVD vendor Hamid, who has made himself the nickname Kabir Khan after a character played by the actor in his 2007 blockbuster “Chak De India!” (Come on India!), showed up to the film screening in a headband similar to the one worn by Khan at a cricket match.  He says he wants more Bollywood films to be screened in Egypt.

“Shah Rukh is the best, but we want to watch movies of Amitabh Bachchan also,” said Hamid, referring to India’s legendary actor.  Bachchan is a family name in Egypt, with fans ranging from taxi drivers to bankers fondly remembering his movies from the 70s and 80s when they dominated Egyptian theatres.

His megahit “Mard” (Macho) was a vast success in the 80s in Egypt, ruling cinema halls for months.  In 1987 the regime of now toppled president Hosni Mubarak put restrictions on Bollywood movies entering Egypt in order to protect the local movie industry.  Barring the occasional cover, Indian films disappeared from Egyptian theatres. The restriction was “one of the reasons” for the demise of Bollywood’s influence in Egypt, says Antoine Zeind, chairman of United Motion Pictures, the distributors of “Chennai Express” in Egypt.  “At that time in that location were no multiplexes and Egypt also produced a large number of films,” said Zeind, detailing other causes of the flag in public screenings of Indian films.

All hail the king, The actor in SRK.

So FAN isn’t your typical run-of-the-mill, commercial potboiler (read: the last couple of SRK films)

It is absurd, psychic, weird, cryptic, and oh-so-darned-intriguing.

The concept is simple “The fans maketh the star”, but the execution is complex and just so bamboozling.

There is a reason why Shah Rukh Khan is known for his intense roles. This film brings back the menacing Darr-Baazigar-Anjaam-esque SRK back and he is pure masterclass.

You may love him. You may hate him. But you can’t help but admire the guy’s acting ability.

The film drags a bit in the second-half, and sways away from reality for a sizeable amount of time, but you can still make do with it.

Aryan Khanna is the name of the narcissistic superstar in the film. But when you come out of the theatre, the immensely insane yet innocent Gaurav Chandana baffles your mind.

This film is not everyone’s cup of tea. Some people might deliberately hate it, but hey, that is the persona of SRK. The most polarising actor ever.

Thank You Maneesh Sharma for bringing back “The Actor SRK” whom we desperately missed since My Name Is Khan. Kudos to the team for choosing something so risky and so brave.

Films like these are not made for Huge Box Office Collections, they are made for sheer uniqueness.

You may agree with me. You may disagree with me. All I would like to say is “Rehnede, Tu Nahi Samjhega”.

#FAN

Bollywood star Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover the Good News about the industry is a sea

Bollywood star Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover the Good News about the industry is a sea. Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover reportedly taken to that same month that the two are in love and are married. The industry had already referred to the fact that Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover soon get married, but in this case both the official announcement has not yet. Because of this could not be confirmed yet
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On Wednesday, both the good news for fans of the stars came out. Stars jointly issued a statement on the news. Accordingly, not only did he acknowledge his wedding date announced, but also his family, fans, friends and well-wishers thanked.

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He said in a statement that they all are very happy to share this with. April 30, 2016 is a big day for them. He said the family, friends, fans and well-wishers to thank for it just will probably insufficient. All the love and support has given us.

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He also informed about the fact that the wedding would be held in a private ceremony. He thanked all to respect their privacy. Further he expected that all of the love and best wishes for them will remain always bare.